CONSUMPTION

  • Plastic consumption may reach 200 lakh tonnes by 2020 November 17, 2014

    Indore: Plastic consumption in the country is likely to reach 200 lakh tonnes by 2020 on the back of growing use of different forms of the commodity. "In 2013, the consumption of plastic in India was 120 lakh tonnes, which is expected to reach 200 lakh tonnes by 2020," Madhya...
  • Global brands imbibing Indian values to boost luxury consumption October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Luxury seems to have found a new address in India with emerging cities and small towns contributing to nearly half of country's Ultra HNH segment. In other words, Luxury brands are finding new patrons from small towns who have both money as well as taste. This is an...
  • Watch: Can chicken consumption lead to slow poisoning July 31, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, CSE chef Sunita Narain said that chicken had to be kept in the farm for 35 days before being consumed so that the antibiotics could be flushed out. This practise is not observed in India. Thus, chicken consumption can lead to slow poisoning as well...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on government for its measures to cut oil consumption September 8, 2013

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on government's measures to cut oil consumption, self-styled godman Asaram, Sachin Tendulkar's 200th test and much more. ...
  • India eyes diesel price rise, fuel consumption curbs September 7, 2013

    India may announce more measures to curb fuel consumption later this month and raise diesel prices by close to 10 percent soon in a bid to cut the biggest item in its import bill and support the rupee, government officials said. The world's fourth-biggest energy user is considering a Rs 3...
  • Petrol consumption can be curtailed by strong public transport system: CPM September 3, 2013

    A day after Oil Ministry proposed time restrictions on petrol pumps, CPM leader Brinda Karat has said that the Petrol consumption can be curtailed by strong public transport system. ...
  • Moily takes a U-turn on petrol pump timings proposal amidst criticism September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the oil ministry proposal's to restrict petrol pumps timings generated huge criticism from Opposition and public, Oil Minister Veerappa Moily had taken a U-turn within the 24 hours. The government is in panic mode to cut costs amidst mounting oil imports bills and complaints of oil...
  • CPI criticises Oil Ministry proposal to restrict petrol pump timings, says govt clueless September 2, 2013

    CPI leader D Raja has criticised Oil Ministry proposal to restrict petrol pump timings. He said that the government is clueless and confused. ...
  • Restriction on fuel pumps will lead to adulteration, says petrol sector analyst September 2, 2013

    Petrol sector analyst Narendra Taneja has said that restriction on fuel pumps will lead to adulteration. He said, "There will be chaos in the society, you are creating panic in the market and you'll generate a black market overnight that will lead to adulteration. I don't think it'll be able...
  • SP condemns Oil Ministry proposal to restrict petrol pump timings September 2, 2013

    Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal has condemned the Oil Ministry proposals to restrict petrol pump timings. He said, "If the people need petrol, they will end up buying it during the day time. But this is not a solution and the government should talk to everyone and come up with...
  • 8 am to 8 pm petrol pumps: Moily says the idea came from public September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily is now on the backfoot after his suggestion of having petrol pumps open for 12 hours in a day. He has now said that the idea to keep petrol pumps open from 8 am to 8 pm was not the government's idea but had...
  • Young women who drink alcohol at greater risk of breast cancer August 29, 2013

    Washington: The more alcohol a young woman drinks before motherhood, the greater her risk of future breast cancer, a new study has warned. If a female averages a drink per day between her first period and her first full-term pregnancy, she increases her risk of breast cancer by 13 per...
  • How to rescue the governmentbusiness equation August 21, 2013

    Profile: Keki Mistry is vice chairman and CEO of HDFC; he's been associated with it since 1981. Instrumental in setting up HDFC group companies, including HDFC Bank. A chartered accountant, he has consulted for Mauritius Housing Company, Asian Development Bank and Commonwealth Development Corporation in Thailand, Mauritius and the Caribbean...
  • Power tariff hiked in Delhi by 5 per cent July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhiites will have to pay more for their electricity consumption as the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Friday increased the power tariff by five per cent. The national capital is headed for assembly polls by this yearend. Both the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party...
  • Delhi: BRPL, BYPL, disconnects power in flooded areas June 19, 2013

    New Delhi: With Yamuna crossing the danger mark in Delhi and threat of lowlying areas being flooded looming large, Relianceowned discoms BRPL and BYPL have suspended electricity supply to the areas falling along the river bed. "Advised by Delhi government, BRPL has suspended power to the residents in lowlying areas along...
  • Juhu rave party case: Cricketer Parnell questioned April 10, 2013

    Mumbai: South African cricketer Wayne Parnell, out on bail in connection with a 'rave party' case, was on Wednesday questioned for over three hours in a police station in suburban Juhu. Keeping with a Special NDPS Court's order, he arrived at the police station at about 12:30 pm and his...
  • Juhu rave party: Cricketer Rahul Sharma charged with drug use March 25, 2013

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police has filed a chargesheet in the 2012 Juhu rave party case. The police have charged cricketer Rahul Sharma with drug use at the rave party. South African allrounder Wayne Parnell has been named absconding accused in the case. The cricketers were present at the May 20, 2012...
  • China could be world's largest economy by 2016: OECD March 23, 2013

    Beijing: China could become the world's largest economy by 2016 if it fully implements a series of regulatory, market, socioeconomic and tax reforms, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said. In the presentation here Friday of its latest Economic Survey of China, the OECD forecast that the Asian giant's...
  • 5 ideas that could change entertainment as we know it February 8, 2013

    1. Multiscreen media consumption The Idea Imagine this: On your smartphone you notice that a friend has shared the latest episode of Grey's Anatomy. You start watching it, but then, realising your tablet is nearby, decide to watch it on the bigger screen. The episode seamlessly 'transfers' across devices, to...
  • Investment mantra for 2013: Accumulate, but don't get too greedy January 24, 2013

    Stock markets have years that are horrible and years that are cheerful. For example, 2007 was cheerful, while 2008 was horrible. A rarity is a year that approaches the investor with the look of the Grim Reaper but turns out to be Santa Claus; 2012 was such a year. From...
  • Rural consumers will hold the key to stocks' success January 22, 2013

    From a macroeconomic perspective, 2012 for India was close to the worst that could have been forecasted in late 2011. Back then, it was called sensationalist to forecast a 5 percent GDP growth, a mid50s steadystate value for the rupee against the US dollar, a sticky 7 percentplus wholesale price...
  • Indian economy to grow by 6.7 per cent in FY14: Crisil January 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Ratings agency Crisil on Wednesday said a revival in consumption will push up the country's gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate to 6.7 per cent in FY'14, from 5.5 per cent estimated for the current fiscal (FY13). "India's GDP will grow at a higher rate of 6.7 per...
  • Bangalore: Alcohol intake rises, drunk driving drops July 19, 2012

    Bangalore: "Jungle mein more nacha, kissi ne na dekha, hum jo thodi si peeke zara jhoome, hai re sab ne dekha!" (When the peacock danced in the jungle, nobody saw, but when I drank and danced a little, everybody saw) The film Madhumatis song aptly captured the capability of a...
  • New group to devise poverty estimates method: PM March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst strong criticism of the Planning Commission pegging the poverty line at Rs 28.65 daily per capita consumption for cities, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said a fresh group has been set up to devise a new method to assess the number of poor in the country. ...
  • Consumption of liquor in Bihar less: Nitish February 24, 2012

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today rejected Opposition's claim of "free flow" of liquor in Bihar and said that its consumption was less in the state in comparison to other parts of the country. At the same time, he said the collection of excise tax on liquor sale was a...
  • A way to cut smartphones' power consumption! November 28, 2011

    London: Scientists claim to have designed a network proxy which can cut the power consumption of 3G smartphones up to 74 per cent. A team at Aalto University in Finland says its device enhances performance and significantly reduces power usage by serving as a middleman for mobile devices to connect...
  • I don't endorse drinking: Imran Khan June 17, 2011

    Actor Imran Khan is doing more than just acting, he filed a PIL against the Maharashtra government's decision to raise the age limit for alcohol consumption from 21 to 25. ...
  • Mumbai oil slick: Now consuming fish safe August 10, 2010

    Mumbai: The oil slick off Mumbai coast is a matter of serious concern as it poses grave environmental threats. Drums filled with pesticide detached from the MSC Chitra have been floating dangerously in the sea, that would be detrimental to the aquatic animals. However, the fisher folk in Mumbai claim...
  • India's heroin intake highest in South Asia: UN June 24, 2010

    United Nations: India is the highest consumer of heroin in South Asia and also appears to be producing its own opium poppy, which is the raw material for heroin, according to the latest report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Of the opium that is not converted...
  • Govt's booze control: A step in the right spirit? May 1, 2008

    A new national alcohol policy is on the anvil. Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has declared alcoholism a grave health concern and has asked even the IPL to not go in for surrogate promotion of liquor during their matches. That raised the question should the Government be restricting alcohol consumption? Debating...